What A Gem: Embrace Emerald—the Pantone Color of the Year
The paint professionals at Pantone have named emerald the color of 2013, and we couldn’t agree more. This jewel tone will flash differently in various lights, giving it a more multidimensional look than your usual dark shades. It’ll look edgy in metallic, shimmery in glitters and sophisticated in chic chrome finishes. Check out these emerald polishes and add a touch of gorgeous green to your nail wardrobe.
Complete Set in Sea, $42, rgbcosmetics.com
When wearing dark polishes, it’s important to apply a base to keep from discoloring your nails. This set from RGB comes with a basecoat, an inky shade of emerald and a topcoat to keep the color vibrant.
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Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Veridian, $14, sephora.com
This emerald gets enhanced with a metallic sheen that’ll be hard for anyone to miss.
Nails Inc. Nail Jewelry in Piccadilly Arcade, $9.50, sephora.com
Apply a few layers of this sparkling shade over a glossy topcoat for a fun and fresh party look.
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Zoya in Suvi, $8, zoya.com
This shimmery emerald has dark undertones, making it the perfect dramatic shade for a night out on the town. Ditch your usual deep red go-to and grab this gem instead.
Butter LONDON in British Racing Green, $15, butterlondon.com
Bring out the deep shade of this polish by adding a matte topcoat over two coats of color.
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